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Want to win a Florida liquor license?  Entry period starts Monday

Want to win a Florida liquor license? Entry period starts Monday

Bo Butler was in the dentist’s chair a few months ago when the hygienist casually mentioned that her husband had won a Florida liquor license."As soon as she said, ‘Yeah, we can sell it for upwards of $300,000,’ it kind of piqued my interest," Butle...
Published: 08/16/18
Titanic artifact salvager sued for failing to repay $25,000 loan

Titanic artifact salvager sued for failing to repay $25,000 loan

Longtime underwater artifact salvager G. Michael Harris is again in the public eye, but this time not for treasure. Harris, a Belleair resident involved in recovering artifacts from the famous Titanic shipwreck in the early 2000s, is currently being ...
Published: 08/16/18
Rays ballpark engineers computer-modeled fly balls to design a roof that would stay out of play

Rays ballpark engineers computer-modeled fly balls to design a roof that would stay out of play

TAMPA — The roof at the Tampa Bay Rays’ proposed ballpark in Ybor City is about the same height at its peak — 230 feet, give or take — as at Tropicana Field, but the similarities end there.One big difference: No catwalks. Nothing to get in the way of...
Published: 08/16/18
John’s Pass ferry to shut down after Madeira Beach cancels funding

John’s Pass ferry to shut down after Madeira Beach cancels funding

MADEIRA BEACH — In six weeks, a struggling water taxi service based in Johns Pass Village will cease operations.The Tampa Bay Ferry & Taxi service began operations two years ago as part of a city-initiated public-private partnership that included an ...
Published: 08/16/18
Dining events: Bolts Brew Fest, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

Dining events: Bolts Brew Fest, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

BOLTS: BREW FESTI was going to list all the craft brewers whose wares will be on offer at 7 p.m. Friday at this year’s Bolts Brew Fest, a Tampa Bay Lightning benefit for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. But with 50 local breweries alone, and another ...
Published: 08/15/18
Updated: 08/16/18
Two new cases of measles reported in Pinellas, with the possibility of more

Two new cases of measles reported in Pinellas, with the possibility of more

Health officials have identified two more confirmed cases of measles in Pinellas County, bringing the total to three, and they are preparing for the possibility of more. The two additional cases are from the same household, and are separate from the ...
Published: 08/15/18
TECO prepares to open solar farm in Balm

TECO prepares to open solar farm in Balm

BALM — Tampa Electric will open one of four new solar projects planned for Hillsborough County next month, with a goal of generating enough electricity for 12,000 homes in the area.TECO constructed its Balm Solar project on 548 acres in south Hillsbo...
Published: 08/15/18
Is the future of department stores off-price? Macy’s Backstage opens in Tampa

Is the future of department stores off-price? Macy’s Backstage opens in Tampa

TAMPA — Kishia Gainey pushes a blue shopping cart while eyeing a wall of shoes.The mother of four is back-to-school shopping at a Ross Dress for Less in a Citrus Park plaza. She’s already nabbed a pair of D.C. brand sneakers for her teen son that are...
Published: 08/15/18
Royal Caribbean will no longer allow emotional support animals on cruises

Royal Caribbean will no longer allow emotional support animals on cruises

In a recent policy change, international cruise line Royal Caribbean has announced it will not allow emotional support animals on its cruise ships effective immediately.The cruise line said emotional support animals, also known as therapy animals, we...
Published: 08/15/18
Tampa ranked third best city in U.S. to retire; St. Petersburg is 23rd

Tampa ranked third best city in U.S. to retire; St. Petersburg is 23rd

Tampa Bay has been named one of the best places for people to retire in the United States, according to a new ranking by credit-monitoring website WalletHub .The financial advice website released its ranking after comparing data collected from more ...
Published: 08/15/18